liam in perth

A Postcard from Perth

A Postcard from Perth

We recently received a “postcard” from Perth, Western Australia. Of course, it wasn’t an old fashioned post card, but an electronic one, as you might expect from our former Diocesan IT Manager, Liam Olford who is currently travelling in Australia. He writes…

G’day from Australia! Megan and I have now been in Australia, Perth, for nearly a month and have settled into life here and adapted to living in a hostel. We’ve swam in stunning water, explored islands, experienced 40 degree heat (and sunburn), crawled through the tunnels of a convict built prison, met some kangaroos, watched countless breathtaking sunsets and even been in the centre of a thunderstorm! No day here is the same and everyone is very friendly. Across the rest of the month we have a boat trip planned to spot wild dolphins, Perth Zoo, a music concert at a local stadium and I’ll be meeting up with a distant relative I’ve never met who has invited me around for a BBQ which is very exciting!

In Perth city centre they have a beautiful Gothic Cathedral, St Mary’s. The Archbishop here is the Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe SDB, assisted by Auxiliary Bishop, the Most Reverend Donald George Sproxton. There are 108 parishes in this Archdiocese, I’m quite thankful I do not have to roll out IT equipment to them in this heat!

We will be staying in Perth until the middle of February where we have some family coming over for a road trip to Adelaide which I’m very excited about. Once we setup in Adelaide, I will start looking for work. Certainly enjoying the time off at the moment!

I do miss working with the Clergy, Staff and Volunteers of the Diocese and would like to wish all of them a very happy new year. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

I’m regularly posting pictures on Instagram. If anyone would like to follow our journey, the account is: memoriesforoneday

I’ll send another update in March!  All the best, Liam.